There’s a wealth of attractions & activities to explore for solo travellers, couples, and families visiting Pattaya.
Whatever your interests, you can be sure that you will find somewhere to do it in Pattaya. There are the wonderful sights such as the Sanctuary of Truth, some magnificent shows, the vast number of championship standard golf courses in close proximity and, of course, the array of different water sports including windsurfing and sailing thanks to the excellent mild to strong offshore winds.
Ramayana Water Park
Ramayana is the largest water park in southeast Asia and not only is it big, it’s a very good water park and we all love those! Found in the same area as the Silverlake Vineyard, Ramayana is filled with slides, lazy rivers and plenty of other fun, water-based activities. A great feature is that activities for young children are kept separate from the rest of the activities meaning everyone stays safe.
Opening Times: Weekday 10am to 6pm | Weekend 10am to 7pm
Admission Fee: Adults 1,190 baht | Children 890 baht | Lower rates for expats.
The Cartoon Network Amazone water park is located in Bang Saray, about 15 minutes’ drive to the south of Pattaya and features a total of nine entertainment zones that are based on Cartoon Network’s shows. Although the park some time to open it was certainly worth the wait with more still to come, this is a great family day out.
Opening Times: 10am to 7pm
Admission Fee: Adults 1,290 baht | Children 990 baht | Lower rates for expats.
Pattaya Park is located in Jomtien and was the first water park to open in Pattaya. Famed for the tower, in the water park, you can enjoy slides, flumes, a lazy river and even a small rollercoaster. Relax by the large pool and grab a bite to eat or a drink at the snack bars before may be going up the tower to take in the views and the aerial slide back down!
Opening Times: 10am to 7pm Admission Fee: Adults 200 baht | Children 100 baht
This is a great day out for the family with a chance to come face to face, albeit through a glass tunnel, with some exciting marine life including rays and sharks. You can find Underwater World on Sukhumvit Road near Soi Chaiyaphruek. It is highly recommended that you go at feeding time as this is when all the activity takes place.
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 300 baht
Harborland can be found on Pattaya Klang and is a real haven for children with activities galore plus they have Snowland and Rollerland at an extra cost. There is plenty to suit children of all ages and this is a great way to spend a family day out. This is quite unique in Pattaya as most of the activities can’t be found elsewhere.
Opening Times: 10am to 9pm
Admission Fee: Adults 180 baht | Children (≤105cm) 280 baht | Children (≥105cm) 380 baht
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is based on the original version of the same name in the US. It is a walk through museum housing a selection of weird and wonderful things that capture your interest as well as your imagination. It is suitable for all ages and group bookings are always welcome if you feel like going as a party.
Opening Times: 11am to 11pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 500 baht
Located approximately 18km south of Pattaya, the Garden can be reached by taking a left turn from Sukhumvit Road at the Km 163 marker. The Garden is a sprawling recreation park in a typical Thai setting. A group of traditional Thai pavilions and gardens of different flowering plants are positioned around the beautifully landscaped site.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 300 baht | Children 150 baht
The farm, which is situated at 20km marker on highway No.36, raises a large number of Bengal tigers, as well as large crocodiles. Visitors will be amazed to witness tigers, pigs and dogs living together in the same quarters.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 450 baht; Children 250 baht.
At Pattaya Sheep Farm you will find a selection of different animals including deer and alpacas in addition to the sheep. The whole place has a very hands on feel and the animals are all used to being petted and having their photos taken. There is an excellent restaurant at the farm that serves lamb chop!
Opening Times: 9am to 9pm Admission Fee: Adults 50 baht | Children 50 baht.
Pipo Pony Club is a farm dedicated to Shetland Ponies, the small breed of horse from the UK. This riding school has a very British feel about it and holds a number of different shows. Children can learn to ride or they can just go and feed them and have their photos taken with these nice natured miniature horses
Opening Times: 9am to 6:30pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 300 baht.
If you love Teddy bears then this is the place for you! Located on Soi 1, Pattaya Beach Road you will find in excess of 2,000 bears all displayed in playful poses. The museum appeals to both young and old and really is a fun day out for the family.
Opening Times: 9am to 10pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht; Children 300 baht.
Mini Siam is found on the Sukhumvit Road and is your chance to take in the world in 80 minutes! This is a miniature, but to scale version of the world and includes famous attraction such as the Statue of Liberty and the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok. This is a great attraction for families as well as serving as an excellent educational tool.
Opening Times: 7am to 10pm
Admission Fee: Adults 300 baht | Children (≤120cm) 200 baht | Children (≤90cm) Free | Lower rates for expats
The Million Year Stone Park and Crocodile Farm, which is located approximately 9km from Pattaya City and has beautifully landscaped grounds with elaborate flower and rock gardens in addition the farm has hundreds of crocodiles as well as some rare animals. Crocodile shows, magic performances and animal shows run 7 times a day from 9am till 5pm.
Opening Times: 8am to 6:30pm Admission Fee: Adults 300 baht; Children 150 baht.
Art in Paradise is a three-dimensional art gallery located on Pattaya 2nd Road. The gallery displays more than one hundred three-dimensional painting with the area of 6,000 square meters. It is divided into more than ten zones including Aqua zone, Safari Zone, Classic Art Zone, Ayutthaya zone, Egypt zone, Surrealism zone, Dinosaur zone and Thai zone.
Opening Times: 9am to 9pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht; Children 300 baht.
This really is something quite unique! Here you will find quite literally hundreds of erotic sculptures crafted by professional artists. Some are erotic, some amusing and some tell stories. Perhaps the highlight is night shows when the sculptures are lit up and music is playing to create a more romantic atmosphere. Love Art Park is located near to Phoenix Golf Course.
Opening Times: 9am to 7pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 200 baht
Swiss Sheep Farm can be found off the Highway 36 close to the turn for Highway 7. This is European themed farm with plenty of animals that can be petted including sheep and alpaca. This is an opportunity to see animals that are not native to Thailand in thoroughly relaxing surroundings. Onsite you will find a coffee shop, restaurant and hotel.
Opening Times: 10am to 7pm Admission Fee: Adults 120 baht | Children 80 baht.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to have your photo taken sitting with an unchained and non-drugged Tiger. Tiger Park is located just off Sukhumvit Road close to Jomtien Second Road turn. The park intends to keep the animals in as close to their natural environment as possible and they are never sold for profit purposes.
Opening Times: 9am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 800 baht | Children 450 baht
Pattaya Elephant Village opened back in 1973 and is a sanctuary specifically designed for retired working elephants. The animals are humanely treated and well looked after. The village needed to open its doors to the public due to spiralling costs of keeping the animals. You can go on a one hour trek with the elephants and you will also see Thai cultural shows
Opening Times: 8:30am to 6pm Admission Fee: From 800 baht
The compound, which covers an area of more than two rais, is situated by the sea at Laem Ratchawet on Naklua Road in North Pattaya. Within the compound is a gigantic temple like structure entirely made of wood that is 105m high at the highest point which was constructed to withstand wind and sunshine on the seashore, with exquisite architectural features, the sanctuary was conceived out of the vision that human civilization has been achieved and nurtured by religious and philosophical truths.
Opening Times: 8am to 6pm Admission Fee: Adults 500 baht | Children 250 baht.
Pattaya Floating Market is the only one of its kind in Pattaya and can be found on the Sukhumvit Road, just past the Jomtien Second Road turn. Although it is aimed at tourists, it does give you an idea of traditional Thai life and you will see a selection of activities including traditional Thai massage and a monkey show.
Opening Times: 9am to 8pm
Admission Fee: Adults 200 baht | Children 200 baht | Lower rates for expats.
The Tiffany’s Show is a world-famous cabaret show that is located at the northern end of Pattaya Second Road. The show has something of a twist in that all of the performers are ladyboys although you shouldn’t be put off as this is a family-friendly show. Tiffany’s has won numerous awards from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) amongst the many others in recognition of the quality of the show.
Opening Times: 6pm to 10:30pm Admission Fee: 650 baht to 1,050 baht
Another of the ladyboy cabaret shows in Pattaya, Alcazar is situated on Pattaya Second Road opposite Soi 4 and is a stunning performance including 17 different acts. The shows run approximately 70 minutes and is an opportunity to see some spectacular and jaw-dropping performances. This is a family-friendly show that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Opening Times: 5pm to 10:40pm Admission Fee: Adults 600 baht | Children 600 baht.
The most recent of the quality cabaret shows to open having only been established since 2013. The 400 million Thai baht theatre on Thepprasit Road is the perfect venue for this 16 segment show. All the performers are first class and go through a strict audition before they are allowed to join. The modern venue and latest scenery and equipment really add to the atmosphere.
Opening Times: 6pm to 10:30pm Admission Fee: VIP 700 baht | Deluxe 600 baht
The D-Luck Cinematic Theatre is situated on Thepprasit Road and is the only theatre of its kind in Thailand. It brings live action and cinema together combining stage performance with cutting edge technology. The show is based on Thai literature and is a 75 minute show that is quite literally awe-inspiring. You can’t fail to be enchanted by the show.
Opening Times: 6:45pm to 9pm Admission Fee: From 2500 baht.
The Alangkarn cabaret show can be found on the Sukhumvit Road in Na Jomtien and is another of the city’s superb ladyboy shows. The large, state-of-the-art theatre can hold up to 2,000 guests meaning that everyone can catch this fantastic show. There are two shows each evening last around 70 minutes each. This is a wonderful family show.
Opening Times: 5:30pm to 12am Admission Fee: From 800 baht.